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NGC 2288 - Galaxy in Gemini

Altitude: 47.9°   Azimuth: 266.0°   Direction: West

NGC 2288 is a Galaxy in the Gemini constellation. NGC 2288 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 2288

NGC 2288 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 47.9°
Azimuth: 266.0°
Direction: West

See also NGC 2288 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.6, NGC 2288 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 2288 - Galaxy in Gemini

Photometric information of NGC 2288

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2288 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).


For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

The surface brightess reported below is an indication of the brightness per unit of angular area of NGC 2288.

20.22 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 2288

The following table reports NGC 2288 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2288 is a visual representation of it.
0.17 arcmin
0.17 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 2288

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2288 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins).

Image of NGC 2288 - Galaxy in Gemini star
DSS2 image of NGC 2288 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.17 arcmin) and minor (0.17 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2288

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2288 are provided in the following table:

06h 50m 52s
+33° 27’ 44”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2288 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.

Finder chart NGC 2288 - Galaxy in Gemini star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2288 - Galaxy in Gemini.

Finder chart NGC 2288 - Galaxy in Gemini star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2288 - Galaxy in Gemini.

Rise ans set times of NGC 2288 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's NGC 2288 - Galaxy in Gemini rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 56.5°
Max altitude: 72.0°
Azimuth: 303.5°